Abass Baraou (9-0, 6 KOs) and Jack Culcay (28-4, 13 KOs) both made weight ahead of their hotly anticipated 'Fight of The Year' which takes place tomorrow night at the Havel Studios in Berlin.The IBF eliminator will see Germany's #1 and #2 ranked super welterweights clash, with 25-year-old Baraou looking to topple former World Champion Culcay.
Here are the official weights ahead of the German clash:
IBF Super Welterweight Eliminator:
Abass Baraou: 69.5kg
Jack Culcay: 69.7kg
IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title:
Vincent Feigenbutz: 71.8kg
Jama Saidi: 71.4kg
The event will take place on August 28th at the Havel Studios in Berlin and will be broadcast live on SPORT1.Unbeaten No.1 ranked Baraou is looking forward to testing his skills against the vastly more experienced Culcay, and believes that his aggression and pressure will result in him taking the victory.
He told The Ring: "I’m feeling really good for this fight, it’s a big opportunity for me, I think I’m ready to get this chance, and I’m happy the fight will happen in Germany. He’s experienced, his movement is good, he’s technically strong. It’s a challenge for me to beat him. I think I’m good at pressure. I had a lot of amateur fights, so I’m experienced. I’m in a good position to beat him. I don’t think he will stand my pressure and a lot of other things I will bring into the ring.”
“It would be good for fans to be in the arena to see this fight,” he said. “It’s a bit sad, but I’m focused on the biggest fight of my career.
He has been preparing for the fight in London under new trainer Adam Booth, and believes that this will help counter the experience of his opponent for the big fight on Friday night.
“Before coronavirus I started training with Adam for an upcoming fight that was canceled. Now, with the lockdown over, I came back to work with Adam for this fight.”